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Army steps in to help Rohingyas


Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have

Women's contribution to GDP growth 34%: PM


Mentioning that women are the most important drivers of transformation in development, Prime Minis-ter Sheikh Hasina has stressed

Take action on Myanmar right now


A meeting of Muslim countries' grouping, Orga-nisation of Islamic Coope-ration (OIC), has called upon the UN Security Council

Powerful quake in Mexico kills 250


At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children

Trump urges UN action on Rohingya crisis


US President Donald Trump is urging the UN Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring

Unison UK suspends Suu Kyi’s award


One of Britain's largest trade unions has suspended an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

'BD facilitate pvt sector investment in SDGs'


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put forward Bangladesh's vision and progress on SDGs and 'digital Bangladesh' at two

US pledges $32m for Rohingyas


The United States will provide nearly $32 million for humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims displaced by sectarian violence

No help from Trump for Rohingyas


Bangladesh Prime Mini-ster Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims

Blazing points Suu Kyi skips


Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's televised speech to the nation on Tuesday has raised a number of

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Sri Lanka babies 'were traded illegally'


Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born

Saudi is lifting Skype, WhatsApp ban


The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on

China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media


"Islamophobic" terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatise

Philippine lawmakers do rights backflip after outcry


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's congressional allies have restored the budget of the nation's

Iraq's Kurds in economic crisis ahead of independence vote


A referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan set for September 25 comes as

Class 5 student commits suicide over severe punishment by teacher in India


Upset over punishment given by teacher, a class 5

N Korea shrugs off Trump threat as 'dog's bark'


North Korea's foreign minister has brushed aside US President

Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk


Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly

An Ancient Chinese Fishing Community Washes Ashore


Along southern China's snaking rivers, an ancient fishing community that once lived and

Journalist killed while covering protest In Tripura


A journalist from a local TV news channel was today kidnapped and killed in West

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Ramp model-turned neo-JMB operative held in city


The elite striking force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today

Hasina presses IOM on Rohingya repatriation


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the International Organisation on Migration, or IOM, to pressure

Imran H Sarkar gets bail in defamation case


A court here on Thursday granted bail to Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar

PM for deeper understanding within South


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for promoting a deeper understanding

Former Padma Oil MD arrested


The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested former Padma Oil Managing

Rupa murder: Court denies bail to 5 accused


A court here on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of five accused in

US to give $32M for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees


The United States is providing an additional nearly $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address

BD attains response capability to mitigate cyber attacks


Bangladesh has achieved the response capability to mitigate the targeted cyber attacks.

Hasina's birthday is proposed as 'Humanity Day'


Prime Minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina's birthday has been proposed as 'Humanity

Mirpur militant den: House owner put on 3-day remand


A court here on Wednesday placed Habibulah Bahar

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Trump's UN speech was 'dark, dangerous', says Hillary


Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called President Trump's maiden speech to

China runs world’s fastest commercial bullet train at 350 kmph


China on Thursday restored the maximum speed of bullet

More countries will leave EU if treaties don't change: Macron


The French President urged “new ambition” or the Brussels bloc would

Sixth suspect detained over London Tube attack


A sixth suspect has been detained over last week's

'Pakistan risks regional isolation, US aid cut'


Highly placed sources in the Trump administration, who advise the US President on

Obama speaks out against Republican healthcare plan


Former US President Barack Obama used a rare public

'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico


Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors


The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed

Protesters rally against Iranian president at United Nations


Iranian expatriates gathered at a plaza on Wednesday to protest an appearance at the

Trump welcomes immigrants to America,In citizenship message


Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their

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Why hasn’t this key government post been filled?


Most important, when the president makes the nomination, he demonstrates that the administration cares about civil rights issues and will

Has UK wage inflation peaked yet?


Wage inflation is supposed to pick up once unemployment gets down to a level at which scarcity of labour means

Why the US military can’t succeed in training foreign armies


It was big news last month when 7,000 U.S.-trained and -equipped Afghan security troops failed to defend the northern city

The Nexen-CNOOC deal: How to define ‘net benefit’?


China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, has placed a bid

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The other deepwater battleground


China imports most of its oil by sea, and 80 percent of it crosses the Indian Ocean before it passes

Moore Capital Management hedge fund trader Greg Coffey retires at age 41 with $665 million


London-based Greg Coffey also has a portfolio of luxury properties dotted all over the world.Sydney-born and Macquarie University graduated Coffey,

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett – the world’s greatest investor


Warren Buffett, an 82-year-old American worth about $44 billion and nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, is the most quoted investor

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What is at stake for Uber in bribery probe?


A US bribery investigation at ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc will likely go on

Govt ensures import of 9 lakh tonnes rice: Secy


The government has so far ensured the import of 9 lakh tonnes of

Govt signs $200m ADB loan deals


The government has signed $200 million loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank or ADB,

China hit by financial scam 'epidemic'


Li Wenxing was starting a new life. In May, the young university

Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel


Several petrol stations in Auckland have run out of fuel as problems caused

Bangladesh to import rice from Myanmar


Amid strained relations with Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, Bangladesh has finalised the deal

US banks worry of credit card delinquencies


US banks, already under pressure from slower loan growth and low interest rates, could be

Lamudi holds press conference


Lamudi.com.bd, a

bKash 23rd on Fortune Magazine list


Fortune magazine has ranked Bangladesh’s largest mobile finance provider bKash 23rd on its ‘Change the

Sonia Bashir Kabir to get UN SDG award


Microsoft Bangladesh Managing Director Sonia Bashir Kabir will receive the SDG Pioneer Award at

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Hyundai Motor to launch Genesis midsize sedan in US in 2018


Hyundai Motor will launch its first midsize sports sedan under the Genesis brand in

European automakers look to electric future


European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the

Hyundai Motor's China plant halts again on supply disruption


Hyundai Motor Co. said its China plant halted operation due to a supply disruption

World stocks dip, yen gains after N Korea test


Stock markets fell and the yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose on Monday as North Korea's most powerful nuclear

Hurricane Harvey: US petrol prices rise as key pipeline shut


US petrol prices have risen after a key network of pipelines was shut in the

Globalized auto industry vulnerable to new Brexit borders


Ford's Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization - a steel and

Australia's bank accused of 'breaching terror-financing laws'


Australia's biggest bank was Thursday taken to court by the country's financial

Bangladesh targets $37.5 bn export earning in FY2018


Bangladesh has set an export target of $37.5 billion for the current financial year, eyeing a 1.35 percent rise from

Nissan-Renault seize lead in first half global vehicle sales


The alliance of Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA of France led in global

Amazon takes on Alibaba in Singapore


Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking

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'Rohingyas making trouble in Ctg, Cox's Bazar, Bandarban'


Several lakh Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in the country's Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Bandarban regions after fleeing

2,181 illegal structures on river bank yet to be evicted


Even after one year of a High Court directive to evict 2,181 illegal establishments on the bank of river

3.3 million marooned in floods; death toll rises to 107


The death toll from floods in the northern and northeastern regions of Bangladesh has

Maximum roads in port city ravaged by recent floods


The continuous rains for several days and floods ravaged maximum roads in port city. According to the sources, vehicles

Tourists spots in greater Chittagong bustling


Huge tourists from different parts of the country have been gathering in Chittagong and adjoining districts including Cox's Bazar

Port city Eid shopping gains momentum


Eid shopping has gained momentum in the port city as the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the major religious festivals of

Indian envoy handed over relief and rescued Mora victims


Indian envoys have handed over relief materials and MORA-victims rescued from the Bay of Bengal to Bangladesh yesterday. The

Akhtaruzzaman Flyover likely to open in June


The construction of Akhtaruzzaman Chowd-hury Flyover from Muradpur to WASA has almost been completed. The flyover, will be opened

Acute load shedding, water crisis make life miserable


Acute load shedding coupled with the scarcity of water amid the continuing intolerable heat wave has made the civic

Mahbubul Alam re-elected CCCI president


Mahabubul Alam has been re-elected as President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCCI on Monday.  Mohammad Nurun

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No place for Kohli in Smith's dream team


Australia captain Steve Smith ignored his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli and picked two other Indian

Arab rights body calls for withdrawal of 2022 World Cup from Qatar


The Arab Federation for Human Rights has called for the withdrawal of the 2022 World

Real Madrid dominate FIFPro award nominations


Real Madrid is the best represented club with a record 13 names on the

Tharanga relief as Windies loss sees Sri Lanka into World Cup


Sri Lanka Captain Upul Tharanga backed his side to uphold the island's proud World Cup

Lionel Messi’s 11 gifts to Neymar


Neymar moved to Barcelona in 2013 in his first journey into European football.

Messi leaves everybody but Valverde stunned in Eibar rout


Lionel Messi's four-goal masterclass in the 6-1 demolition of Eibar on Tuesday was warmly welcomed

Gibson warns SA against taking Bangladesh for granted


New South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has warned his players not to take Bangladesh

Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving


Former England football captain Wayne Rooney received a two-year driving ban on Monday after

Bangladesh's incredible win against India


Bangladesh football team showed an incredible comeback by defeating regional champion India 4-3 

Sri Lanka ban Silva for misconduct


Former Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva has been banned for two years from all cricket-related

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Moon sighted, Ashura Oct 1


Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad

3 held with 500 Yaba tablets in Rajshahi


Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three persons

Neo-JMB’s Brigade Ad-dar-e Kutni commander arrested


Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested a commander of the banned

2 killed in Sylhet road crash


Two people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident at

Drug peddler arrested with hemp, motorcycle


Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a

2 friends electrocuted in Magura


Two friends died from electrocution at a poultry farm at Alamkhali village in

6 killed in Munshiganj textile mill fire


At least six people were killed in a devastating

Tonu killers still remain unidentified


Although 18 months have elapsed since the tragedy, the murder case of Comilla Victoria

Ex-UP member hacked dead in Pabna


Former member of a union parishad was hacked to death

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Remembering legendary actor of Bangla cinema ‘Mahanayak’ Uttam Kumar


Uttam Kumar remains the biggest hero of Bengali cinema till date –

Nelson Mandela: A man inspiring to change for a better world to live


 July 18, 1918 is the date of

Does God exist? some scientists think they have proof


The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell


Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim

India's anti-harassment squad : Helping or intruding


In Uttar Pradesh, a special police squad has been set up to fight eve

Why did Trump decide to attack Syria?


Just days before the New Hampshire primary last year, a must-win contest

A Mexican man was cleared of raping a girl because he didn’t enjoy it


For months after he learned in 2015 that his 17-year-old daughter was kidnapped outside a club

1st Japan birth achieved via egg


A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has

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Salman Shah's 46th birth anniversary today


Salman Shah was born on September 19, 1971, in Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh to Kamaruddin

Nicole Kidman kissed Alexander Skarsgard in front of husband


Nicole Kidman may have won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Limited Series for

Alia Bhatt spotted with ex-beau


Pictures of Alia Bhatt partying with a handsome young man have surfaced on the internet

Watch Shakira's surreal new 'Perro Fiel'


Shakira's new "Perro Fiel" video

Leaked document unveils censored scenes from Doob


Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s much-talked film Doob- No Bed of Roses to get released on Octobor 27 with a cut

Madonna: 'I want to reinvent pop tours'


Twenty-seven years ago, Madonna set the template for modern pop concerts with her Blond Ambition

Jamie Lee Curtis returning to ‘Halloween’


Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as the resilient protagonist in 2018’s

Kangana 'not a man-hater'


Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, often caught in controversies due to her outspoken nature, says

Bangladeshi film to contest for OSCAR


Bangladesh got an opportunity to compete for the best Foreign Language Film category award on

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Influx falls, woes up


The International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugees Agency (UNHCR) said the influx of Rohingyas

Rice prices show downtrend


Bangladesh Auto Major and Husking Mill Owners Association General Secretary KM Layek Ali told The Asian Age on Wednesday

523 institutions to get ten-storey buildings


Ministry of Education has undertaken infrastructure development of 323 government high schools and 200 government colleges, and will

Bangabandhu satellite construction complete


French company Thales Alenia Space has completed the construction work of Bangabandhu-1 satellite, sources said. At present, the

Mahalaya celebrated


The auspicious occasion of Mahalaya, where God-dess Durga is invoked, was observed yesterday across the country amidst ritual

Hasina draws global support for Rohingya


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had talks with a number of dignitaries attending the UNGA, including US President Donald

12 colleges nationalized under new scheme


The government has started nationalizing private schools cum colleges across the country to fulfill its election pledge made

Call for sanctions on Myanmar military


Pressure grew on Myanmar Monday as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military,

70 colleges infrastructure development on cards


The government has decided to develop infrastructures of  70 post graduate colleges in the public sector at district

Illegal mobile import costs Tk 10b yearly


The government has been losing around Tk 1,000 crore revenue annually for import of mobile handsets through illegal

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